Carbon fibre wheels

I just noticed that the newly announced Koenigsegg CCX has optional carbon-fibre wheels, to my knowledge the first production car to do so.

Koenigsegg Carbon Wheel

It’ll be interesting to read about the benefits for moving to non-metallic rims when the press start comparison testing this gear, particularly with the weight savings made. Interestingly this is not a piece of tech that’s crossed over from F1 (or any other four-wheeled motorsport series), rather from MotoGP bikes.

The new ‘egg isn’t too bad looking either.